Like many companies Patriot Memory
used CES to present new products. These included new SD, SSD, RAM, enclosures, and other things. Below are just a few of these new products.
SD memory cards are very popular for many devices. SD has some flaws though; limited to 4GB they are quickly filled. SDHC came next and provided up to 32GB storage. That was not enough. SDXC (SD eXtended Capacity) is now available, providing up to 2TB of storage. As always expect the higher capacity cards to be very expensive for sometime. Patriot is preparing to release their first SDXC card with a capacity of 64GB.
Patriot is expanding their SSD line-up with new drives; Inferno and Zephyr. Both will be available in 32GB, 64GB, and 128GB. With similar purposes, they are slightly different in performance. The charts in the second picture shows the performance of the Zephyr, Inferno, and an internal hard drive. As you can see, depending on what you want the Zephyr and Inferno will perform very well.
They also have two new NAS enclosures; Valkyrie and Stronghold. The Valkyrie is a dual bay Gigabit NAS device with RAID 0, 1, or JBOD support with a 500MHz processor and 128MB of RAM. The Stronghold is its big brother, with four drive bays with RAID 0, 1, 5, 6, 10, and JBOD support. In addition, the CPU has been upgraded to a 1.6GHz Celeron and 1GB of RAM (which can be upgraded to 4GB). Both of these will support many server types including UPnP, iTunes, FTP, and HTTP; expect the Stronghold to support more server types than the Valkyrie. The Stronghold will also include Anti-Virus and Spam filter for a mail server.
The Gear Box NAS device is a cheap and simple way to add storage to your network. Simply attach any USB storage device and attach the Gear Box to your network. It will allow you to share data on the attached USB devices. The Gear Box will allow those USB devices to work with P2P Torrent, UPnP (X-Box 360 and Playstation 3), FTP and iTunes.